Friday, 15 December 2006

As Michelle asks - Is he a Ruddy Socialist?

Well, Michelle Grattan, in "The Age" asks a good question: "Is he a Ruddy Socialist"?
I would like to know what the heck he means by all this word playing.
In addition to my list of "socialisms" in yesterday's Blog (Democratic Socialism, Chardonnay, Volvo, etc), Michelle Grattan quotes Rudd, from some time back, claiming to be a Christian Socialist (in the tradition of Keir Hardie, the famous British Labour Leader from the early 1900s). At least that is an honourable tradition.
Fair enough, I say.
But lets stick with a definition, and stick with a principle. Whatever you believe in Kevin, stick with it.
Wear the badge of Socialism proudly - or don't wear it at all.

2 comments:

Miss Eagle said...

Apparently, Abbot has come out with the fact that Rudd back in about 2003 described himself as a Christian Socialist - a very honourable political/religious tradition based on Acts 2:42. So where is Rudd now - Christian?, Socialist?, or a closet Christian Socialist?

Denis Wilson said...

Good question, Miss Eagle.

It is precisely the point I am hoping we will find an answer on, in due course.

Denis

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